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Reader Input: Why does DA downgrade offenses?

The law-abiding citizens of Placer County should be asking the Placer County District Attorney why his office is using the excuse of lack of resources when allowing the court to re ...

New North Auburn animal shelter gets key Placer County OK

Placer County efforts to construct a new $22.1 million animal shelter in North Auburn won approval Tuesday from the Board of Supervisors. The unanimous vote signals an impending s ...

Reader Input: Splitting state will cost big

Let me second the notion that Tim Draper and his separatist California clan are nut cases. Recently, there was a vote to split Ukraine. Is that where Draper got this far-fetched ...

Reader Input: ACA crippling many; time for it to go

Like many of their political heroes, many liberals would like us to simply stop talking about the issues that make their party’s policies look putrid. But so long as these po ...

Reader Input: Scrutinize those shelter costs

Placer County Animal Shelter is $18 million over what it would and should be built for. As a California contractor, I built over 60 new homes in Placer, El Dorado and Nevada coun ...

Disability claims boost fire cost

I just read in the Auburn Journal it cost the taxpayers $11 million to stop the (Robbers) fire (“Cal Fire’s Robbers Fire bill rises to $11.9 million,” Journal, Ju ...

Cal Fire's Robbers Fire bill rises to $11.9 million

AUBURN CA - The bill to fight the Robbers Fire between Colfax and Foresthill was moving toward $12 million as Cal Fire ramped down operations Thursday. With a fire footprint bottl ...

Veterinarians cost too much

I think our veterinarians need to lower prices for vet visits. For an average dog to see the vet for a check-up the cost averages from $90 to $120. The last time we took my dog to ...

Band together to help Colfax

Last year I returned to Colfax after 15 years. I immediately noticed a huge increase in the low-income population here (even above the norm in the U.S.). Small businesses are movin ...

Pet costs come out of grocery money

There have been many sad animal stories lately (Journal, March 15). For myself, I am very thankful for Medicare, but what about my dog? He went out the window of my car a while ba ...